Jaylen Brown has just brought the Boston Celtics to two wins for an NBA title, but he still feels he doesn’t get his claim from the local fan base.
The Celtics star “liked” a notable tweet on Sunday, just over a week after Boston’s defeat by the Golden State Warriors in the Finals. The tweet read, “Jaylen Brown is so disrespected by Celtics fans.”
Would you look at what you idiots are doing and could you please stop? pic.twitter.com/aSqyga4MzW
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) June 26, 2022
You can see Brown’s likes that remain visible on his public page, here.
While it’s not entirely clear what prompted Brown’s “like,” former Celtics big man and current team analyst Brian Scalabrine had recently suggested that the Celtics trade Brown for Kevin Durant as part of a package. This spurred a debate among Boston fans about Brown’s true worth to the team.
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) June 26, 2022
Brown, a 2021 All-Star, was the Celtics’ most consistent player during their finals run (thanks to co-star Jayson Tatum’s occasional duds). He averaged 23.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in the playoffs overall. While Brown still has some areas of his game to improve (like his playmaking skills and traffic handling), he has developed as well as Boston could have hoped at the age of 25.
The former No. 3 overall has two years left on his contract with the Celtics before he can become a free agent. However, this isn’t the first time Brown has expressed displeasure with his own team’s fanbase.